Bestech Paladin Knife (OD Green)–Massdrop Exclusivesearch

Bestech Paladin Knife (OD Green)–Massdrop Exclusive

Bestech Paladin Knife (OD Green)–Massdrop Exclusive

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Received my Paladin today in the mass drop "exclusive" OD green which looks like the regular best tech green to me but that's perfectly fine because that's my favorite handle color on these bestechs anyhow. I ordered it with the satin blade w the stonewash flats just like the few other models I've got from M.D. Including the lion, scimitar, kendo, and warwolf. However this one does not have the same finish on the blade. It appears to be a bead blast? which is a little odd. not a big deal as it's a pretty good knife at a great price althou i would have preferred the advertised finish which is even on the label on the box so not sure what happened. I do like how it does not have the model name on the back side of the blade like the other ones I have. Just says D2. Im Curious if Anyone else recieve a single finish bead blast blade also?
Another shipment via FedEx “Smart”post. Typically 10 days from Edison, NJ to Colorado.
I have the black handle with two toned blade from the last drop. I've never used it because I ended up getting another knife. It's still in the box. Anyone want it for $30?
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Do you use another platform where we can PM our information?
dnjpark
Text me at 646-775-5937
For the love of god start doing reversible carry clips for us lefties
What's with the jacked up shipping cost? This effectively makes kills the deal (almost 1/4 the total cost of the knife).
Would this be allowed into Australia by customs if I bought it?
naviicam
Per the drop description it "Ships to USA" so I would think not. Australia has some pretty strict laws regarding importing knives, especially flippers. Hopefully someone who knows for sure will chime in.
rshveyda
Thanks, for me it says ships to AU. Maybe cos I'm in Australia. Yah I don't want to get it confiscated.
I'd love some colors besides the usual black/brown/green/etc.
Looks decent enough a knife but why the hell is there no holes on the other side for the pocket clip? How hard would it be to drill said holes? :::EDIT::: To clarify I'm actually questioning how hard it would be to drill holes for a reverse pocket clip, no sarcasm.
I absolutely love this knife. I got the black with the partial blade coating. The action on this knife rivals most of my expensive Ti-framelocks. Just picked up the OD Green because, it's $35 why the hell not. In the price range, it's amazing compared to the Steel Will Modus / Cutjack, the smaller Kizer Vanguard series, and WE's Civivi series. I can't recommend it enough.
Hmm this or the civivi praxis?
I'd really like to hear from people that have one or both of these knives. I'm interested in something that's easily opened one handed for EDC moderate to heavy usage.
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I spent $68 on an Aquila in VG10. It's quite nice and the action is pretty awesome for a budget knife.
I must have been suffering some atype-ical dyslexia.
I'm assuming this knife isn't made in the USA, but I'd love to be proven wrong :P
maxbernstein
Well Bestech is a Chinese company, and I've never seen a budget U.S. knife that had the level of fit and finish that the Bestechs do.
U.S. companies don't make knives in this price range, they just rebrand generic OEM offerings or contract with OEM facilities to make their knives. Bestech blows U.S. brands out of the water in terms of what is offered for the money. There are some good budget Kershaws, but they often cost 50-100% more than this knife and the price-competitive models aren't like this. CRKT only sells branded Chinese-made knives that historically are not well made by anyone's standard, and Spyderco has some budget knives that compete in functionality and basic fit and finish, but not in materials or details like the ceramic bearings and detent.
Omniseed
That's what I expected, but I certainly agree with you, China's knifemaking quality has expounded greatly in the past few years. The only other similar knife that comes to mind so this style and price tag is the Kershaw Skyline. Thanks for the reply!
Edited: The Kershaw Skyline was a much better choice than the Paladin.
Hey Massdrop, why is the intenational shipping on this knife twice as expensive as the Bestech Scimitar? Is this a mistake?
JimmyP
Its a pattern, less expensive knives now have more expensive shipping.
monkeyc
Probably but in this case both the Scimitar and Paladin are dropping right now, they're both the same size, brand, so I assume same packaging but one is shipping for half the price of the other.....?
" A paladin is a knight renowned for his heroism and chivalry. The Bestech Paladin is a knife renowned for its cutting ability. See the parallels?"
No, not really.
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yeah tried to get in on the thorn's last drop but it didnt make...boo hoo.
bookworm13
Really? You didn't see the obvious parallels? The ones that shine like a city on a hill? --------------I hate to admit it, but neither did I. This knife looks good enough that the ad men could have made up anything and I would have gotten one. Maybe they meant perpendiculars and not parallels. (It could happen.)
I find this a better looking design than the Scimitar, just wish it had the Scimitar's deep-carry clip...
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It is just hard to consider upgrading a "value" knife with an after-market deep-carry clip at > half the original cost. I hadn't seen the comments about them wiggling loose...something to consider. I really don't like having a knife showing when I am at the office, not illegal, but I prefer to be more subtle. Currently, I carry my Gent and various Case pocket knives, but like the value and utility these seem to have.
akriech
I agree. I've considered upgrading clips on a couple knives, but never have. Especially doesn't make sense on less expensive knives
I just pick a different knife to carry if one is too obvious depending on what I'm wearing and where I'm going
It's interesting you ask this. I bought one from Blade HQ. Out of the box the detent was pretty weak and the flipping action was not crisp and snappy like on my other Bestechs like the Scimitar. I could also shake the blade out easily. I was bummed out. I did my usual disassembly and cleaning which may or may not have helped a little but really it's been flipping it over and over that has somehow made the detent stronger. I'd say it's acceptable now. I get a good flip with a clear break in the detent. I can still shake out the blade but it takes a much stronger shake and it's not what I would consider a problem now. Maybe the detent hole was filled with the oil they put on the blade and it worked itself out.
The liners are actually very thick and substantial. The Paladin also features a double-row ceramic bearing system which was a big surprise to me. The blade stock is 3.5mm and very thin behind the edge. The jimping on the blade is awesome, it's very fine but very grippy. Overall fit and finish is excellent. I'd recommend this model esp. at $40. I'm tempted to get another in beige.
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Good to know. That's the guy I was referring to. He has a Youtube channel called stassa23. BTW he has a some videos out showing off some future Bestech models they had at Blade Show.
JKreese
Smooth move. I've got the Shuffle in all the colors. Being about $12/knife, it wasn't hard. Couldn't do that with the Stedemon C05 that I just ordered. And if you do go thru with it, allow me to congratulate you on a wise decision.
I'm starting to get a little leery of the detent strength on the Bestechs with the hidden liners (plus I think it makes them look a little cheaper than the ones with nicely polished visible liners)
Hope I don't regret this one...
Anyone have this already and can comment on whether or not the blade can shake/whip porn without using the flipper?
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Lol sorry, but I'm sure it looks ridiculous, and I'm not really one for putting videos of myself out there (I'm camera shy lol)
If the usual method of throwing your arm forward and stopping it quick does nothing, then try the following : Just hold the knife a little further back towards the tail and pretend you're cracking a whip. Whip your arm forward, then your wrist, then at just the right moment snap your wrist back. Most of the action being in the wrist, not the arm
Kavik
Great description. And no, I wouldn't put a video of me up, either. It looks like I still have a 6-7 after using the approved technique. Thanx!!!